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  • Has this been a rough year on anyone else?

    I have had my worst IC year ever this year and apparently it has been a very bad year for allergies down here. Has this happened to anyone else? I have only been in TX for two years.
    Currently dealing with IC (diagnosed May 2001), Fibromyalgia (January 2000) and ADHD (1998 sometime) and vulvodynia (Jan. 08)

    I work in the schools helping students with disabilities. I am a speech language pathologist working as an Assistive Technology Specialist. A very do-able job with IC.

    Medications

    Meds that I take:
    Elmiron 2 x day ; Effexor XR 37.5 ; Ritalin;
    Nasonex; Atarax 10 mg (night); Lidocaine 5%; monthly B-12 shots; Pyridium as needed

    Meds I am trying
    Urell

    Supplements that help:

    Condroitin Sulfate; Calcium Citrate; Magnesium Glycinate; Olive Leaf Extract; daily probiotic

    Other treatments that help:
    Physical Therapy for PFD; Massage for Fibro; Chiropractic for Fibro; IF Unit (like a tens unit) for pain

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    This past school year was horribly stressful.

    And we had tons of rain this spring which made everything grow more & produce more pollen....

    Throughout the spring, I had increasing amounts of microscopic blood in my urine, which I didn't have in the six years prior with IC. Is it stress or allergy? Can't tell, so am just trying to relax, recover, & get back to "normal"....
    Kadi

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    Current treatments:
    -IC diet
    -Elavil 50mg at night
    -Continuous use birth control pills (4-5 periods/year)
    -Heparin/Marcaine/Sodium Bicarb home instills at night 3-4x per week, more often if needed
    -Pyridium if needed,
    -Pain medicine at bedtime daily, as needed during the day several times per week
    -Antibiotic when doing an instillation to prevent UTI
    -Colace & SmartFiber to treat chronic constipation from meds, Fleet enema as needed
    -Dye Free Benadryl 50 mg at bedtime
    -"Your Pace Yoga: Relieving Pelvic Pain" dvd, walking, treadmill at gym
    -Managing stress= VERY important!
    -Fur therapy: Hugging the cat!

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    • #3
      Yes, the IC and allergies were and are terrible. I live in CA and we've had a very high amount of pollen in the air. I hope things get better for you! I take Children's Benadryl in the liquid form. I seems to help my allergies and it's easy to control the dose so I don't get too sleepy.
      The IC is another thing I am on daily meds for - well just pain killers because nothing else has helped. I injured my back a while ago and haven't gone to the Dr. It has been hurting a lot.
      I can't imagine going through a fire and losing everything. I feel like it's bad enough I am paying a huge mortgage and it's still on an interest only loan. I hope our economy gets better soon!!!!

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      • #4
        Yes! This has been a VERY bad year. I've been having flares every month or so!
        Jill

        Diagnosed 2009 w/IC
        Also have IBS, Fibromyalgia, Nerve damage, Brain ischemia w/ possible MS (waiting on diagnosis and looking for a new neuro)

        Medications:

        Welbutrin ~ 300mg
        Klonopin ~ 1mg 2xday
        Premarin ~ .625mg
        Neurontin ~ 600mg 4xday
        Embeda ~ 50mg 3xday
        Aspirin ~ 81mg
        Hydrocodone ~ 10mg 2-3 as needed

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        • #5
          Yes, my doctor actually said I should leave town to get out of this flare!! The pollen count has been very high causing lots of pain. AND Spring has not even started and that makes me anxious!!

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